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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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Educational Films
Jun 2, 2020
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Educational Films
May 31, 2020 National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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With fact sheet
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Topics: Cosindas, Marie, 1925-, Photography, Artistic
PeriscopeFilm
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This film was created for sales personnel with Chevrolet and will take a look, in its first segment, at the 1972 Chevrolet Caprice. Caprice is a full-sized automobile which was manufactured from 1965 to 1996 model years. The film opens with the seal of the Nationwide Consumer Testing Institute Inc. (:25) and the Caprice driving on the road (:36). The distinctive grill and Caprice crest are pointed to (1:09) with a span of the interior (1:14). As it was meant to sit alongside fine cars, a...
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Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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This silent test film shows the results of a high speed crash test on a fourth generation Chevrolet Corvette, and features various angles of the impact including shots from underneath the vehicle. The film begins with reference shots of the car from all sides before moving into the tests, with the car traveling into an angled concrete wall. The car doors were made of transparent plastic to aid researchers in seeing the impact effects on the passengers -- crash test dummies.  The test shows...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
May 29, 2020
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Topics: Poverty., Nobel Prizes., Mother Teresa
Educational Films
May 27, 2020 National Educational Television and Radio Center; Indiana University, Bloomington
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USA Dance: New York City Ballet (1965) An assault on the alienation of modern industrial life, this film takes the viewer on a chilling tour of a paper factory. Set to dissonant music and accompanied by poetic and often abstract narration whose scope extends beyond problems of the factory to suggest the insanity of modern existence in general.--Peter De Domenico, 6/94.
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Topics: New York City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Ballet, Ballet
Educational Films
May 26, 2020 National Film Board of Canada
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Writer and director, Robert Anderson
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Topics: Paranoia, Paranoia
A/V Geeks
May 25, 2020 NASA
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In The Case of the Barking Dogs, the tree house detectives have yet another mystery to solve. Many of the neighborhoods in Big City are experiencing a problem with their pooches barking late at night and early in the morning. The barking is even affecting some of the tree house detectives. They have a big test soon and they need to get some sleep! The tree house detectives visit their friend Dr. D, a retired science professor, for advise on where to start their investigation. With his...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science
Educational Films
May 23, 2020
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The World at War 20 -- Genocide, 1944-1945 Summary Examines the genocide of six million Jews who were massacred during the war years from 1941 to 1945 by Hitler and his known and unknown accomplices. Explains that genocide accompanied Hitler's rise to power and became an operating policy of the Nazis in dealing with Jews.
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Topics: The World at War 20 -- Genocide, 1944-1945, Series: The World at War (1973), World War II...
A/V Geeks
May 21, 2020 Philco-Ford Corp. [made by] Tom Thomas Organization.
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Illustrates the life of a family of the year 1999 A.D. living in a house that is completely functional in terms of advanced technology. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . ***The quality of this clips isn't the best. We've located another print which we hope to digitize and get online sometime soon..
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Topics: future, Ford Motor, Wink Martindale, computers, Internet
Educational Films
May 20, 2020 Film Associates of California
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Author and educational advisor, Verna Villegas
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Topics: Circus, Circus, Circus
Educational Films
May 18, 2020 Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Circulating Film Library; International Film Seminars (Firm); Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Harvard Film Archive, projection print somewhat scratched, HFA Item no: 9675. From The Amos Vogel Annenberg School of Communications Collection Running time on release was 16 minutes, Cf. OCLC website July 13th, 2009 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Shows the destruction brought to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by two atomic bombs in August, 1945. Uses original footage.
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, World War (1939-1945), Political violence in mass media, World War,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
May 18, 2020
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Portrait of Albert Einstein moves from his early years as a brilliant intellectual, through two world wars, to a lonely voice preaching nuclear disarmament in Cold War America. Through newsreel, film, and home movies, the man and his times are revealed
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Topics: Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955, Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Ephemeral VHS
May 17, 2020 David Dugan
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" U.S. Space Shuttle missions usually last  about one week: the former Soviet Union typically sent cosmonauts to its MIR trained station for six months.   NOVA tells the story of how one recent team of residents on MIR trained for their mission and then met the unexpected challenges of half a year in space"
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Topics: vhs, Secrets of the Soviet Space Station, MIR, NOVA
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
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The 1947 film The Biography of the Motion Picture Camera is an art documentary produced by Les Films du Compas and Roger Leenhardt, and narrated by Tony Kraber. The film traces the history of the development of motion pictures from the first camera to Edison’s kinetoscope and the Lumiere brothers’ cinematograph. The film begins with a brief recap of photographing still simple subjects. The issue of animating still photographs is apparent with the “School of the Successive Pose” ( 01:51...
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Topics: High Definition, Stock Footage
Ephemeral Films
May 13, 2020
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A 1957 British documentary showing Princess Margaret on tour. Produced for the Central Office of Information. 
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Topics: Short film, 1957, 1950s, Princess Margaret, Central Office of Information, Documentary, Monarchy
PeriscopeFilm
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This silent home movie dates to the year 1930 and shows a road trip across the Southwest on the Apache Trail, through the Superstition mountains. The film begins with two old friends meeting up in what might be Wichita, Kansas, and hopping in what might be a Model A Ford for the journey west.  What follows is a wonderful montage of images as they make the trip including: At 1:20, an oil well "gusher" spews petroleum skyward. Oklahoma, maybe? At 2:17, the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns...
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Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
May 9, 2020 Lighthill, Stephen; Icanus Films
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Participants: Kenneth Cockrel, Justin Ravitz, Sheila Murphy
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Topic: Socialists
Prelinger Archives
May 9, 2020 Western Electric Company, Inc.
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Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
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Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation
The Dope Tapes
May 8, 2020 Michael Aldrich
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MTV News Special, and Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos 8-27-1994 Straight Dope, MTV 8-27-94, Kurt Cobaine, John & Yoko, Alcohol prohibition, Cab Calloway, Harry Anslinger, Robert Mitchum, The Beat, David Byrne, Sigmund Freud re cocaine. Joycelyn Elders, Tim Leary, Jerry Garcia, ecstasy, Dennis Hopper, Kurt Cobaine heroin, Ethan Nadelmann, John Marks, DEA training, Amsterdam normalization, Julie Stewart, President Bill Clinton, Mike Aldrich credit at end. FREAKS, NERDS & WEIRDOS , MTV...
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Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
PeriscopeFilm
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Made in the wake of the disastrous 1967 fire aboard the USS Forrestal, TRIAL BY FIRE recounts the incident and discusses some of the mistakes made by fire fighting teams that made the situation much worse than it might have been. It also shows the numerous systemic and leadership failures that nearly resulted in loss of the carrier. The film also shows the courageous work of the carrier's crew and that of support vessels, to stop the flames and rescue the wounded, and makes clear that the Navy...
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Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
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One of a series of 16mm silent films made by architect Walter Harrington Kilham, Jr., this historic film shows the construction of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Kilham also authored a book, "Rockefeller Center: a pictorial record from photographs" published in 1933. Kilham worked directly underneath architect Raymond Hood, the chief designer of Rockefeller Center, and his films document history in the making. This film contains with incredible images of the building of...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
May 5, 2020 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Films Incorporated
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An animated cartoon about a straight line who falls in love with a dot who is in love with a squiggle
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Topics: Animation (Cinematography), Animated films, Love, Animated films, Animation (Cinematography), Love
Educational Films
May 2, 2020 Boulton Hawker Films, Ltd; International Film Bureau
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Archeological adviser, Stanley E. West Outlines English history from the end of Roman rule around 410 to the Norman invasion in 1066. Presents the various raids and migrations which changed the face of England; details the settlements of the Anglo-Saxons by recent excavations at Cadbury, West Stow, and Winchester; and portrays the growth of the monasteries
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Topics: Old English, ca. 450-1100, English language, History of English literature.
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A/V Geeks
May 1, 2020 United States Department of Agriculture
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Kinescope. Presents a U. S. Department of Agriculture's consumer meat specialist who gives valuable tips on buying and preparing meat by using the USDA grades of quality.
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Ephemeral VHS
Apr 28, 2020
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"These spectacular computer-generated images are the result of years of programming from computer wizard James Shiflett. This unique kaleidoscope of intricately changing images features more than two million colors and infinite patterns. Dazzle was created live to the music of John Serrie. This "best of" compilation of his Miramar recordings enhances the ever-changing visuals to create an experience unlike any other." -- description from box.
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Topics: vhs, computer graphics, computer-generated art, space music
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
Apr 26, 2020 Marshall, James, 1942-1992. Wings; Weston Woods Studios
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Follow the precarious adventures of Winnie, a chicken who "never did have a lick of sense" and her sensible sister Harriet
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Topics: Friendship, Chickens, Animals, Children's films, Animated films, Animals, Animated films, Chickens,...
This black & white educational/promotional film is a look at the gangster films of the 1930s. From Cagney to Robinson, a montage of clips along with newsreel footage of real life criminals Al Capone and John Dillinger. This is from 1961 or 1963, research shows both dates.  Opening titles: "How To Succeed As A Gangster"  (:07-:12). Barrels of liquor and beer are smashed and opened, it is Prohibition. Liquor goes down the sewer. Couples dance. People drink alcohol. Policemen...
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
Apr 20, 2020 Alex Haley; Wolper Productions
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Roots: 12 -- Freedom, Part 2, Reel 1 Reel 2 available here The long awaited return of Chicken George after the Civil War, bringing news of a promised land and freedom, overwhelms his family. After a lifetime of slavery, this family finds freedom in Tennessee. Summary Relates how Chicken George and his family concoct a plan./i leave slavery forever and fulfill Kunta Kinte's abiding dream of freedom.
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Topics: Educational Film: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Television broadcasting, Peru - History,...
Educational Films
Apr 15, 2020 Ichac, Marcel; Herzog, Maurice, 1919-2012. Annapurna premier 8,000. English; Brandon Films, inc
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Based on the book by Maurice Herzog
( 1 reviews )
Educational Films
Apr 15, 2020 Svensk filmindustri; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
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Previously released under the title The wind from the west. Swedish version released under the title Vinden från väster
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Sami (European people), Sami (European people)
Drive-In Movie Ads
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Category: Drive-In Movie Ads Title: Snack Bar Art Deco Animation (from Drive-In Movie Ads) Length- :36 Sound: Yes Color Description: Simple animated text messages with colorful art deco backgrounds. The first being footage of sparkly waves. Then hand painted art deco geometric abstracts. The message of course is to visit the theater's refreshment stand. Music only, no announcer. This clip is from a compilation of drive-in intermission films found here on Internet Archives in the Drive-In Movie...
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Topics: color, drive-in, movie, ad, advertisement, animation, intermission, snack bar, art deco
The Wasted Years is a 1960s television documentary disclosing the impoverished existence of prison life.  There is a great deal of handheld camerawork intersected with interviews and audio samplings of inmates.  The use of makeshift lighting and low angles lends an atmospheric quality to many interior scenes. The film opens with a camera tracking backwards alongside a prison guard as superimposed shots of inmates fade in to discuss the worthlessness of prison life.  “If I had it to do it...
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Topic: Stock Footage
PeriscopeFilm
Apr 10, 2020 PeriscopeFilm
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Made during WWII in 1945, this   United States Navy training film looks at Combat Fatigue Irritability, or shell shock, now known as PTSD. This is a very rare film, the type of which was, like John Huston's landmark "Let There Be Light", not widely shown due to the effects it could have on morale.   Most likely it was only shown to those suffering from combat fatigue, and those who were working to help alleviate it.   Oversimplistic in its approach, compared to what we know today,...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, Combat Fatigue, PTSD, US Nav, Stock Footage
Educational Films
Apr 8, 2020 Arco Publishing Company; Liebers, Arthur, 1913- Librarian
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Colonial Expansion of European Nations SummaryDescribes the pe./ia metadata colonialexpansionofeuropeannatiot empires, the shifts in power between nations, the social and political reasons for colonization and the types of colonies established. Dr. David K. Berlo discusses the role of the manager in changing the attitudes and behavior of his staff. He explains that the manager must see the world from the other man's point of view, develop skill in communication, and have a basic faith in people.
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Topic: Library science
Educational Films
Apr 7, 2020 Wilkie, James W
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A reflection on the hazardous life of a trout before it is caught. Shows some of its predators, including insects, birds, otters, and ducks
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Topics: Trout, Trout
Academic Film Archive of North America
Apr 5, 2020 Encyclopedia Britannica, Charles L. Finance
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'Controversy Over the Moon' (1971) 15m, dir. Charles L. Finance. This film describes the efforts of scientists to determine the composition of the moon and how it affects the solar system, what meteors aremade from and how craters are formed. The debate here, between geologists Jack Green, who advocates vulcanism, and Eugene M. Shoemaker, who advocates meteorite collision, is over what caused the Copernicus carter. Another in the AGI (American Geological Institute)'Eath Science' series of films...
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Topics: afana, moon, geology, meteors, craters, astrology, volcanoes
Educational Films
Apr 3, 2020 Time-Life Films
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America: 10--The Promise Fulfilled and the Promise Broken reels 1 and 2 Deals with the promise of unlimited prosperity after World War I, the boom of the 1920's, the depression, and the New Deal. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents Alistair Cooke who shows how the Depression came after the war to end all wars and after the promise of unlimited prosperity symbolized by a Model - T Ford and a mail order catalog. Exp.ains how the...
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Topics: Series: America: A Personal History of the U.S (1972-3), United States (1900-1950), Great...
Educational Films
Apr 3, 2020 Coronet Instructional Films
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With teacher's guide
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Topics: U.S. History: Colonial period., Religion, Christianity.
Educational Films
Apr 1, 2020 National Broadcasting Company; Graphic Curriculum, inc., New York
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Traces the rise of the primates. Examines the anatomical changes, the beginnings of sociality and speech, the more complex brain, the semi - erect posture and other human - like characteristics. Describes the early crystal set, and the invention of the valve and its development up to recent times. Explains how the germanium diode and the transistor function, and includes details concerning the crystal lattice, "p" and "n" type germanium, and hole conduction. Discusses some...
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Topics: Primates, Primates
Ephemeral Films
Apr 1, 2020
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A 1943 British theatrical advertisement for Persil, a popular brand of laundry soap (later a detergent). This commercial also doubles as a PSA for making clothes last longer during the hard times of WW2.  I do not know the copyright status of this. I hope it's OK to upload. 
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Topics: Short film, 1943, 1940s, Advertisement, Advertising, Persil, World War Two, Laundry soap
Drive-In Movie Ads
Mar 31, 2020
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runs about 20 seconds. suggestion; insert clip at very end of final feature when creating drive-in dvd.
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Topics: drive-in, clip, goodnight
PeriscopeFilm
Mar 26, 2020
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Created in 1959, "The Drama of Metal Forming" is an exceptional film that shows the forming of metal in a foundry.  It was directed by Peter DeNormanville and produced by the famed editor Raymond Spottiswoode, the father of Hollywood director Roger Spottiswoode and distant relative of the Swindon Bakery's famous chef Angus Spottiswoode.  Slabbing mills are rollers are shown, almost certainly located in the UK, and the many processes used to create finished parts such as railway car...
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Topics: Metal, Film, Shell Company, Shell Oil Company, Foundry, Royal Dutch Shell, Metal, Ingots,...
Educational Films
Mar 26, 2020 Universal Education and Visual Arts
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Examines the main parts of the skeleton by means of animated diagrams and X-rays photography. Treats in detail various types of joints. Uses a model to illustrate skeletal function in support, movement, and protection. From the Human Biology series
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Skeleton, Joints, Joints, Skeleton
Educational Films
Mar 25, 2020 FilmFair Communications; John Wiley & Sons
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Also issued in super-8 mm. cassette
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Sexual intercourse, Sex (Biology), Human reproductive system, Sexual...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Orgone Archive
Mar 23, 2020
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About the pilot Eddie Rickenbacker. We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topics: eddie rickenbacker, pilot
Educational Films
Mar 21, 2020 Nathan, John, 1940-
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Producer, director, John Nathan
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Topics: Families, Families, Manners and customs
The Dope Tapes
Mar 20, 2020 Michael Aldrich
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Monica Lewinsky Interview on 20/20 with Barbara Walters See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
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Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
Mar 19, 2020 Else, Jon, 1944-; Peoples, David Webb; Peoples, Janet; Frees, Paul; Chevalier, Haakon, 1902-1985; Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005; Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985; Pyramid Films, inc
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Narrator: Paul Frees
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Topics: Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967, Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967, Physicists, Nuclear weapons,...
PeriscopeFilm
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This declassified film details attacks by the USAF in North Vietnam and Laos in 1966. Some of the attacks include F-4s and F-105s, some flying out of Korat Air Base. Includes rare footage of a North Vietnamese MiGs being shot down by cannon fire. Seventeen MiGs were shot down in 1966, including a MiG-21 shot down by a sidewinder missile. At the beginning of 1966, the number of U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam totaled 184,314. South Vietnamese military forces totaled 514,000 including...
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Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
PeriscopeFilm
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This Royal Navy produced stock reel contrasts the RN versus the Soviet Navy, its chief perceived adversary in combat.  The film begins with shots of different modern merchant and oil tanker ships, as well as footage of Navy vessels.  It also features footage of the Russian Navy in the 1970s beginning around the 2:30 mark, including helicopter carrying warships equipped with cruise missiles, amphibious assault ships, and more.  Soviet amphibious forces are seen at the 4:30 mark including...
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Topic: Stock Footage
Educational Films
Mar 5, 2020
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Roots: 1- Part 1 The African SummaryDescribes the birth of Kunta Kinte in the West African village of Juffere. Tells how 15 years later Kunta and his friends are beginning their manhood rites, while the slave ship Lord Ligonier nears the African shore. Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro and Binta Kinte in the Gambia, West Africa. Kunta undergoes manhood training, is captured by slave hunters, and put aboard a ship bound for North America.
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Topics: Series: Roots, Series: Roots (1977), Black history, African American history, History, Africa
Educational Films
Feb 26, 2020 British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
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Topics: Bermuda Triangle., Magnetism., Ocean.
Educational Films
Feb 26, 2020 Swedish Institute for Sexual Research
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This film investigates the increasingly wide-spread incidence of sexual dysfunction associated with traffic accidents, disease and other trauma
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Topics: People with disabilities, Wounds and injuries, Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological, Wounds and...
A/V Geeks
Feb 26, 2020 Highway Safety Films.
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This film details the techniques used by amateur and professional shoplifters to steal over $6 billion in merchandise annually. Emphasizing how much of this stealing could be prevented ... A convicted shoplifter displays stealing methods under actual conditions and explains how employees could have prevented the thefts.
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Topics: Shoplifting, Retail trade -- Security measures.
Educational Films
Feb 25, 2020 Film Loan Intercampus Consortium (FLIC)
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This is a dramatic and searching examination of the confrontation between black and white. Narrated by Bill Cosby, the film reviews black American achievements omitted from American History books, the absence of recognition of African contributions to Western culture and the changing Hollywood stereotype of the black American Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Black History, Educational Film, African Americans
Educational Films
Feb 25, 2020 Films Incorporated
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Examines Japanese language symbols in art, rediscovered by the painter Pierre Alechinsky. Abstract Western art is compared to Japanese art, which has been "modern" for ten centuries Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Depicts the meaning and place of the Japan.se language symbols in art and in other types of communication. Shows the work and approach of the traditional artist and the new approach of the modern young artist....
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Alechinsky, Pierre, 1927-, Calligraphy, Japanese, Language, Language
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
Feb 23, 2020 Whitney, John, Sr., 1917-1995
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John H. Whitney explains the graphic art potential of the computer and the methods and philosophy involved in his computer film making. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Demonstrates and explains experiments by John Whitney with computer - produced motion graphics, showing the use of lines and dots to produce parallel and related pair structural relationships w.ich move in depth as well as time. Analyzes Whitney's film permutations as...
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Animation (Cinematography), Computer graphics, Computers, Indians of...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
A/V Geeks
Feb 23, 2020
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TV spots for Toni and Dippity Doo hair care products. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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A/V Geeks
Feb 23, 2020 U S Office Of Civil Defense
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Teaches the individual how to take care of his medical and health needs in time of disaster when medical assistance might not be readily available. Presents instructions on radioactive fallout and shelter. Discusses the effects of radiation on people and emphasizes protective procedures against radiation. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: civil defense, atomic war
Educational Films
Feb 23, 2020
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Attributes Francisco Franco's rise to power in Spain to his charismatic personality and to the disturbed internal condition of his country. Sketches Franco's life, including his years as a general, an admirer of Hitler and now benevolent dictator. Uses dramatic readings to trace the history of the American Negro from emancipation to the end of World War II. Examines the impact of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and Marcus Garvey on present day Negro-white relations in the United States.
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Topics: Franco, Energy resources, Germany, History, Personality psychology, Political figures, Rulers...
Shaping San Francisco
Feb 19, 2020
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Footage taken about a month after the massive earthquake and fire of 1906.
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Topics: Earthquake, Fire, 1906
A/V Geeks
Feb 18, 2020 Encyclopedia Britannica
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An animated cartoon story demonstrates the importance of preventing forest fires. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
Feb 18, 2020 Encyclopedia Britannica
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Calls attention to the many ways in which man has depleted the forest by greedy and ignorant exploitation for his own gain. Forecasts the dire results of this exploitation if it is continued. Suggests what is being done, and must continue to be done, in order to save the forest and its vast resources. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
Feb 18, 2020 Encyclopedia Britannica
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An animated cartoon of a little boy who learns the factors behind a good supply of pure water, as well as the conditions which produce dirty, polluted water. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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National Film Preservation Foundation
Feb 17, 2020 University of Oklahoma
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Case study documenting a patient’s treatment for paranoid schizophrenia. Made for health professionals,  Mental Hospital  shows daily life at the state facility, including hydrotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy sessions. The film ends with the patient’s discharge. Note:  Shot at the Central State Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma. Since patients were not legally competent to sign releases, the producer recruited crew and friends for the cast.
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Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
Feb 17, 2020 Thomas G. Smith
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This film examines the process of holography, types of holograms, and the uses of the hologram for artistic and scientific purposes, as demonstrated by Tung H. Jeong, PhD, Lake Forest College. About the film, director Tom Smith writes: "Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor, holography’s inventor, saw the film after it was made and said it was the best film on the subject that he had seen. It is such a visual subject it made for a good film. I knew the 3-D quality could only be appreciated if...
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Topics: Physics., Photography., Light.
PeriscopeFilm
Feb 15, 2020
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Deals with the tradition, excellence, and flying and technical skills of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Tells requirements of a Thunderbird and gives a closeup look at their precision aerial formations. This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD. For more information visit...
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Topic: Stock Footage
A/V Geeks
Feb 15, 2020
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On the surface, this film may seem like an average science film about time and space, but like most of films from the Moody Institute of Science, there is an ulterior motive. The films host Irwin Moon had an interest in science as a child and later incorporated that interest into his life as a pastor. He would tour the country giving his Sermons of Science where the marvels of science provide the visible evidence of a Divine plan of creation. His work with GIs during World War II showed him the...
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Topic: religion vs. science
Educational Films
Feb 13, 2020 Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900.; Learning in Focus, inc
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An adaptation of the story of the same title by Stephen Crane Executive producer, Robert Geller; director, Jan Kadar Summary Tells the story of a Swede who visits a Nebraska town in the 1880s and becomes involved in a card game that leads to violence. Based on the short story The
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Topics: 16mm Film, Series: The Blue Hotel, Educational Film, Short films, Nebraska, American literature...
Educational Films
Feb 11, 2020 Rosenbush, Miriam Strilky; Films Incorporated
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Interviews with five children of concentration camp survivors show the memories, attitudes, and feelings of those who had parents in the Holocaust. Now in their twenties and thirties and living in the United States, some speak of growing up in a "conspiracy of silence" while others recall parents who were "overprotective" because of fear of losing a child. All express how incomprehensible the atrocity remains for them
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Topics: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, Children of Holocaust...
The Dope Tapes
Feb 8, 2020 Michael Aldrich
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Dope, Baseball Drugs, Music Videos, Desperately Seeking Susan, Kids and Drug Abuse, The Color Purple, Geraldo Rivera on Drug Testing, Midnight Express, The Breakfast Club, Traci Lords, Moscone Law, January - May 1986. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
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Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Baseball Drugs, Music Videos, Desperately Seeking...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
Feb 8, 2020 Freeman, Bee, 1899-1986; Tucker, Lorenzo; Nguzo Saba Films; Beacon Films
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951, Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-, Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951, Producers and...
Educational Films
Feb 6, 2020 Muñoz, Susana; Portillo, Lourdes
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In Spanish with English subtitles
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Topics: Women, Spanish language films
Donated 16mm Films
Feb 5, 2020
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A language arts program about a girl named Linda who misses her best friend and thinks that no one else could ever be as special until she meets the new girl next door. Intended to teach children about self-expression and the meaning of friendship.
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Topic: Friends